Hoppyum IPA - Foothills Brewing Company
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Reviews by Chadpaq:
4.22/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Got this in a 4-pack sampler from my favorite local taphouse, Duckworth's. Got four IPAs: This, Foothills Seeing Double, Bear Republic's Racer 5, and Oskar Blues' Dales Pale Ale (one of my old faves). I assessed this beer in relation to the other three.
Appearance was probably the best of the four. Although the pours were only 4.5 ounces apiece, this one seemed to have the most persistent head. It was golden, but seemed to be slightly darker than the other three IPAs.
Wasn't terribly pungent, but this isn't usually a deterrent for me, and I made no exception here.
Sure enough, the taste more than made up for the lack of aromas. Sweet, floral, with a sure-fire bite at the end. You can really taste the amount of hops used in this beer. Let's just say Foothills definitely didn't add them sparingly.
Very sticky in my mouth, but I like that. Really gave my palate an opportunity to take in each element of flavor. Sufficient carbonation. This keg tastes like it's really fresh.
Honestly, I could probably session this stuff. The little serving I had left my mouth watering for just a little more. Fortunately, I had three other great IPAs in front of me when this one was gone. But it was a great start to the four-pack, and an all-around solid IPA from a local brewery. I think Foothills may be eclipsing Duck Rabbit as my favorite NC brewery.
Serving type: on-tap
11-26-2010 01:32:41 | More by Chadpaq
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3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]
The pour was a hazy medium amber orange with an average (1-2 finger) white sudsy head that slowly receded, down to a medium film and large collar with excellent sticky lacing.
The aroma was of grain malts, floral and pine hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit and orange).
The taste was a bit malty with a hint of caramel and a mild citrus sweetness early on, progressing with a nice bitter piney hop taste, a bit of grapefruit with a mildly bitter floral ending. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow, with a hoppy citrus taste left behind to linger on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry yet somewhat creamy texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall this is a very simple IPA, a dose of hops, caramel and a touch of citrus. Sometimes simplicity is the best way to go. Simply delicious...
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 16:11:13 | More by KajII
Hoppyum IPA from Foothills Brewing Company
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